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Concomitant Bacteremia Caused by Vibrio fluvialis and Vibrio alginolyticus in a Patient on Hemodialysis: A First Case Report and Review of Literature

Nadkarni, Abhijeet S. MD; Shah, Monika K. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/01.idc.0000240869.50801.4c
Case Reports
Abstract

We describe a case of concomitant Vibrio fluvialis and V. alginolyticus bacteremia in a patient on hemodialysis via indwelling vascular catheter after swimming in seawater, with subsequent recurrences of V. alginolyticus bacteremia that resolved with catheter removal. This is, to our knowledge, the first report of this type of bacteremia.

Author Information

Division of Infectious Diseases, Harlem Hospital Center and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Abhijeet S. Nadkarni, MD, Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Ave, Division of Infectious Diseases, Room 3101A, New York, NY 10037. E-mail: abhin@lycos.com.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.